Enemy Brothers by Constance Savery. "Dear friends who told me that I would enjoy this book several years ago, why did you not hunt me down (yes, clear across the country!) and FORCE a copy into my hands?"
Graceling (Graceling Realm #1) by Kristin Cashore. A lovely YA fantasy novel with a strong, sword-wielding heroine. Creative and enjoyable. Fun characters, a unique and interesting world, and an engaging plot. <3 YA fantasy. Click through for full review.
His Own Good Sword--Amanda McCrina. "First of all, I very much enjoyed the setting and time that are evoked. It’s historical fantasy in the sense that this world is not ours, but it’s very much drawn from Roman history, especially as seen through Rosemary Sutcliff. On the other hand, the Empire is not just Rome in a different guise, and the Cesino have their own culture and history."
House of Shadows by Rachel Neumeier. "I found it a very satisfying book, with plenty of political machinations (I’ve mentioned before how very much I love fantasy books with politics) and a nice hint of romance. There were some lovely moments as well, especially the descriptions of Taudde’s magic."